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Look What's Cookin' in Port A!

My annual summer vacations to Port Aransas consist of two things: beach-bumming and restaurant-hopping, and I’m not sure which I…

2014 Texas Crab Festival

Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day weekend at the Texas Crab Festival, which takes place May 9-11 at Crystal Beach on…

Fried and True

The woman at the next table whispered something to me. “Anchovy paste,” she said.

Recipes from Texas Highways

   Search our index of recipes. Appetizers ◊ Beef ◊ Beverages ◊ Breads ◊ Breakfast Dutch Oven ◊ Desserts ◊…

Baja–Style Fish Tacos

Fresh fish can be used in this recipe, but commercially available frozen fish is so appropriate that using fresh is…

Cactus Shrimp with Cactus-Lime-Butter Sauce

This spectacular dish from Jay’s Mesteña (offered in the restaurant as a special) features a brilliant fuschia sauce with a…

Smoked Mint Bass Fillets

This recipe involves applying both a paste and a “mop,” but most of the work is done the night before.…

Smoked Shrimp

From Galveston's Tremont Hotel, prepared by Executive Chef John Watt.

Smoked Amberjack

Use a barrel-shaped barbecue smoker with adjustable shelves and a pan for liquid. Serve the fish warm or at room…

Brennan's Grilled Mako Shark

From Brennan's of Houston, prepared by owners Alex Brennan-Martin and Dice Brennan with cooperation of Chef Carl.

Crawfish (or Shrimp) Étouffée

When Cajun cooks exchange recipes, you often hear, "First, you make a roux." A cooked mixture of oil and flour…
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